Patricia Cornwell fans have been waiting a long time for a movie; she’s been writing crime novels since 1991, and Scarpetta adaptations have been rumored for years. In April, the wait is over—sort of. The adaptation will be a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime, and the heroine is Monique Lamont, the Boston District Attorney of At Risk (2006) and The Front (2008).
Andie MacDowell will play Lamont, and Daniel Sunjata is state investigator Win Garano. At Risk will air on April 10 at 9 pm, and The Front will air the following Saturday at the same time. Read more on Cornwell’s website.
Here’s the trailer:
Will you tune in? I don’t usually watch Lifetime movies, although I got hooked on Cornwell when I wrote a review for BookPage in the fall. This adaptation might be worth a watch to tide me over until Scarpetta hits the big screen: After years of speculation and Cornwell’s own personal lobbying for actresses to take the part, Angelina Jolie has signed on to play the smart and sexy M.E. (Read more in the L.A. Times.)
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